Burgundy Smokey Eye

Hi Loves, I finally got back to blogging and filming makeup tutorials. Yay! I created this gorgeous Burgundy Smokey Eye look and wanted to share it with you. I thought it would be perfect for Fall! Although it’s Fall season, it’s about 90 degrees here in California. Crazy weather! Wishing I was on the East Coast enjoying the crisp cool weather. To create this Burgundy Smokey Eye, I used the Burgundy Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette from MAC. I love this palette because you can create so many different day and evening looks with it. Since this look is all about …

Bronze Eyes Bright Lips

Bronze Eyes Bright Lips Hi Loves, I wanted to share with you how I created this bronze eyes bright lips makeup look. For this makeup look I used the Tartelette in Bloom Palette from Tarte. I carved the shade Smarty Pants in the crease, then added Rebel to darken. Then I placed the shade Leader in the corner. To get that really bronzy look, I added the shade Fire Cracker to the lid. It’s such a stunning eye look! Then I applied two different pink liquid lipsticks to complete this bronze eyes bright lips look. Product List: Tarte Tartelette in …

Smokey Eye 3 Lip Options

Smokey Eye 3 Lip Options Hi Loves, I created this smokey eye makeup tutorial and provided 3 different lip options. First I started this makeup look by applying the shade Bamboo by MAC Cosmetics. Next, I used the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette, starting with the wheat shade and carving that into the crease. Then I used desert and earthy to darken the eyes to make them more smokey looking. I coated my lashes several times with Haute & Naughty Lash and then added a few Ardell Individuals on each corner. To smoke out my under eye, I used two …

Channel Trailer

Hi Loves! As some of you may know, I have been working on launching my YouTube Makeup Channel. It’s finally here, my very first video – Channel Trailer! It’s taken me some time to learn the tech side of things – camera, lighting, editing software, etc. I’ve had so much fun throughout the process and look forward to producing more videos for my Youtube Makeup Channel. I hope you like it! Please feel free to leave your comments on YouTube below the video and SUBSCRIBE. ♥ As always, thank you so much for reading! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, …

Bronzed Beauty

Hi Loves! I know it’s been like forever since I wrote a post! The life of a Makeup Artist… on set doing makeup for beauty campaigns, fashion lookbooks, commercials, private makeup lessons, makeup for weddings, etc. You get the idea… ♥ By now I’m sure you have seen some social media buzz from a recent beach shoot I worked on. I thought I’d share with you how I created this beautiful bronzed beauty makeup look for gorgeous model Fallon Baker! I started creating this makeup look by prepping the eyes with a shadow base. You can use your foundation or an …

Taylor Swift Blank Space Makeup

Hi Loves, I’ve had so many requests lately to recreate the Taylor Swift Blank Space makeup look. I’m sure you’ve seen the video by now, if not… click here. ♥ Taylor’s makeup in the Blank Space video is “magic, madness, heaven, sin” …just like the lyrics to her song! There are several variations to the eyeshadows in this video if you look closely; simple smokey to dramatic smokey, with a slight color change. Indoor and outdoor lighting also play a role in the makeup looks. Her staple winged liner and red lips, for the most part, remain the same. For specific …

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Hi Loves! Here is my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide for gifts to give and request this season! ♥ (Click the link or image for more info) MAC “Keepsakes Plum Eyes” is a beautiful eyeshadow palette that has eight gorgeous purple shades in your favorite finishes, including frost, veluxe, pearl, luster, matte and satin! The shades are: Sensibility, Plum Grand, Taupeless, Magic Moor, Subtly Elegant, Fashion Beat, Nocturnelle, and Shadowy Lady. The palette also includes a double-ended applicator complete with a 213 Fluff Brush and 266 Small Angle Brush. Give your look the royal treatment!   Dior “Backstage Brush Set” features tools created with …

Fall Softly Collection

Hi Loves! I’ve been so busy beautifying the world, I figured I should take a breather and share with you the newest Sigma Beauty Fall Softly Collection. I must say, its absolutely gorgeous! ♥ First, let’s chat about the Fall Softly Collection Eye Shadow Palette. It comes with 12 shades bringing forth a new shift on traditional fall hues. The other day I created a really pretty soft smokey eye using the colors Kissing Cousin (lid), Keen On You (crease), and Go Deep (corner). For green eyes, I love using the purple shade called Elderberry, to really make the eye pop! …

Lorac Pro Eye Shadow

Hi Loves! Have you seen the Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palettes? They are gorgeous and of course, as a Professional Makeup Artist, I had to purchase both of them. ♥ The original Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palette comes in a black palette. It contains 8 matte shadows and 8 shimmer shadows. Each Lorac Pro Eye Shadow is velvety smooth and very pigmented. You can use these shadows either wet or dry. It’s really hard to pick my favorite shades from this palette, I seriously love them all! How to wear the Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palette: For a basic day time …

Makeup Tip – Soft Smokey Eye

Hi loves! Want your eyes to pop, but don’t want the harsh black eyeliner look? Create a soft smokey eye by using this makeup tip. Tip: Sans that eyeliner for a softer look!  Under the eye, sweep a light brown eyeshadow from outer corner to inner corner. Then carve a darker brown eyeshadow from outer corner to just to the middle. This technique will enhance the eye, provide a simple smokey effect, without the raccoon eyes. See photo below of the makeup I did on model Lexi for reference. Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget …

Get Frida Gustavsson Gorgeous!

While browsing the Nini Ricci collection, I fell in love with model, Frida Gustavsson’s makeup look. Want to get this beautiful look? Read on… Prep face with moisturizer. Try Hydra Beauty Creme from Chanel. Apply an eye base to enhance eyeshadow. Use a smokey grey eyeshadow on the lid. For the brow bone, highlight with a light creme eyeshadow. To enhance the eye, place a small amount of grey eyeshadow under the eye. Use a soft peach blush and apply right to the apples of the cheeks. Make sure to blend. Apply a high definition foundation such as Make Up …

Taupe Craze

Recently, I ran across this eye brightening all-in-one, five shadow and liner palette from Lancome called Taupe Craze. Use soft colors for day and intensify with darker shadows for an evening look. For day, try using the peach shadow on the lid and cream color for highlighting the brow. Get an evening look by adding the matte brown to the crease, use the dark taupe for the liner, and place the shimmer to the inside corners of the eye. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

The Black Smokey Eye

Ever wonder how to get that perfect black smokey eye? Read on for tips on how to achieve this look. Apply a base all over the eye. Try using a Paint Pot by MAC. Add black shadow to the lid and under the eye. The key is to blend. For the crease, apply a soft brown shadow. Add a burgundy shade on top. Use a vanilla or creme color for the brow bone. Try using NARS Biarritz. Line the top, bottom, and water line with a very black eyeliner; pencil or liquid will work. Add waterproof mascara. Try using Lancome …